British Pub: The Alcatraz
The Alcatraz is owned/operated by John Evans, a real character ~ his staff are very helpful (sometimes to the point of being 'too'). I honestly believe this is the best pub in Calella. I have been to the others mentioned within these reviews and Alcatraz is THE best one of them all for a memorable holiday experience.
There must be 15 televisions in the Alcatraz, all of which are showing various sporting events worldwide. John is a big football fan ~ partial to Manchester United FC ~ and features football matches throughout the day. If they are not 'worthy', they will be shown on any of the televisions and, should you request to watch a particular game, the staff are happy to put it on for you.
There is Bingo nightly, with jackpots reaching levels that could make your holiday far better than you'd expected; I won a total of €215 during our last trip. You can play 4 games, of which the last is the jackpot game, for €3. There is a bonus game whose jackpot is completely separate from the main game. John makes the 'instructions' very clear... and you are guaranteed to laugh ... a lot ... during it all. John's long-term right arm is a lady named Vicki, who makes you feel like the Alcatraz is your local.
There is Karaoke nightly as well... AFTER the Bingo and any featured sporting event. I find that if I don't butcher at least ONE song whilst we are there, well... tradition, ain't it? They have a very wide range of digital choices, so there's no excuse to not give it a go.
There is also a range of things to eat at the Alcatraz, from a traditional Sunday Roast to some of the best chips (fries) I have ever had. John's sister, Yvonne, is in charge of seeing that you are never without something you're craving at any given moment. The kitchen is open all day and well into the night (as in 1:30am or if you ask nicely, later still).
John's main goal is to see that you are looked after... as though you are a special guest in his home. That, to me and my family, makes for a damn good publican. And it's what makes us come to Calella at least once a year.
The Alcatraz ~ your local, when you're not.
D Artagnan: Locals Bar
We made this our local bar which is owned by a Spanish man and British lady this is a popular bar with the Spanish people.
The outside seats are in the shade most off the day and with your drink your given sometimes a small snack (Tapas)
The drinks are cheaper than some of the other bars.
Dress Code: Casual
Beach Boys Club: Friendly Sports Bar
This is another bar which we visited a lot. The Bar staff are very friendly and make you feel welcomed.
There are Karaoke nights live sports and football. There are different beers they have Carlin also.
The decore beter than most and there is another bar upstairs.
British owned well worth a look in.
Dress Code: Casual
Turisme 35: Turisme 35
This nightclub is amazing!
I went every single night because of the atmosphere, the people and the music.
There are two different sections.
The first room has the square bar in the middle with a dance floor at the back which plays cheesy pop, 60s, 70s, and 80s music. Plays classics and new pop etc. The atmosphere is amazing, The bar staff are the most entertaining people i had met throughout my visits to Calella.
They are very very active and always on the move.
The second room plays RnB, Hip Hop, Dance and pop. This has a small bar and the dance floor has a big pole thing in the middle which makes the dance floor in a circle. The atmosphere again feels amazing.
They also have themed nights - Carribean, Christmas, Tropical and much more.
It is 6 euros to get in, however during the summer period it bumps upto 8 euros and after a certain time of the night/morning it can cost 15 euros i saw.
If you are not 18 you do not get a band to indicate that you are, therefor no drinks, howeevr if you get along with the bar staff or they think yoru nice they might not ask to see a band ;)
Dress Code: Anything you like.
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